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The History of the Communist Party in Cyprus Colonialism, Class and the Cypriot Left

by Yiannos (University of Nicosia, Cyprus) Katsourides

The History of the Communist Party in Cyprus Colonialism, Class and the Cypriot Left Synopsis

Cypriot pollitics are among the most contentious in Europe, and frequently attract the attention of the international community. Here, Yiannos Katsourides traces the historical development of the Cypriot party system, and in particular the growth of the Communist Party, now known as AKEL- the first formally organised political party on the island. The party was a political movement with a specific programme for radical reform that conficted both with the British Empire and the local establishment. It was treated with hostility and declared illegal. Based on new archival research, Katsorides addresses the social, religious, economic and political environment in which communist and working class politics existed on the island, and locates them within the context of a country connected inextricably with Turkey, Great Britain and Greece. This book will be of significant interest to anyone interested in the history of Cyprus, European communist movements or British colonialism and diplomacy in the Mediterranean.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781350156364
Publication date: 19th March 2020
Author: Yiannos (University of Nicosia, Cyprus) Katsourides
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 280 pages
Categories: Political parties, Marxism & Communism, Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies, European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Colonialism & imperialism, International relations,

About Yiannos (University of Nicosia, Cyprus) Katsourides

Yiannos Katsourides holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Cyprus and is currently Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. He lives and works in London.

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